Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.

General Specifications

Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

— form-factor: ATX, dimensions – 305x244 mm;

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

Corsair Hydro H100i GTX: Ambitious Liquid Cooler for High-End Systems

Enthusiast-targeted company Corsair is coming to the market with a new high-performance CPU liquid cooler that replenished Hydro Series. Entitled Hydro H100i GTX, it boasts a tool-free mounting and trouble-free maintenance. The model is compatible with all CPUs which support Intel LGA 115x/1366/2011/2011-3 and AMD FM1/FM2(+)/AM2(+)/AM3(+) platforms. Pricing is set at $120, backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.

Featuring 276x125x30 mm dimensions, Corsair Hydro H100i GTX consists of a small-sized waterblock with a copper plate, 240 mm dual heatsink, and a pair of 120 mm fans (Air Series SP120L). The latter support PWM technology that allows the blades to accelerate up to 2435 RPM depending on the CPU temperature. Both fans produce 70.69 CFM airflow at 37.7 dB noise level.

Along with H100i GTX, Corsair launches Hydro H80i GTX liquid cooler. It features 154x123x49 mm dimensions but boasts analogous range of features. The new-comers are thought to support Corsair Link …

LG Unveils 24UD58-B 4K Monitor

The latest graphics findings made it possible to use a mainstream video card in 4K Ultra HD environment. LG has announced a 23.8-inch monitor with 4K resolution (3840x2160) that can be integrated within a standard PC system. The model features 16:9 aspect ratio & boasts the widest viewing angles – 178 degrees in both aspects. Nonetheless, its price makes up $349.99 only.

LG 24UD58-B is developed on IPS panel with 5 ms response time. It ensures the most efficient viewing conditions: 250 cd/m2 top brightness and outstanding contrast index. The support for AMD FreeSync technology allows for automatic adjustment of refresh rate in order to guarantee premium viewing level. The model typically consumes 23 W power.

The I/O panel accommodates a single DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Besides, it’s possible to detach the display from the stand and apply it to the wall, thanks to 100x100 VESA bracket.

LG’s new monitor boasts a range of advanced elaborations. …
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